When the tenant breaches the lease by not paying rent or by doing something else prohibited in the lease, the landlord may evict the tenant. The first step in the eviction procedure is to give the tenant a Demand for Payment of Rent or Possession. By giving this notice, the landlord elects to terminate the lease. Once the lease is terminated, the tenant is no longer responsible for future rent for the balance of the lease term. Unless the lease expressly and clearly provides for continuing liability for rent after the tenant leaves the unit, the tenant is liable for rent only through the date of moving out and is not liable for future rent under the lease.